A Brief History of the Stone of Destiny

Sarah Clark ·May 31, 2024Reading time: 6 minutes

Few objects capture the imagination like the Stone of Destiny, also known as the Stone of Scone. This year, it begins its final chapter at the stunning new Perth Museum following a multi-million redevelopment of the former Perth City Hall.

Before visiting the artefact’s new home, I want to delve deeper into its past by visiting Scone Palace, the residence of the Murray family and Earls of Mansfield. Here I’m met by William Murray, Viscount Stormont, to learn more about the stone’s history.

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Ancient Origins - Scone Palace

The magnificent Long Gallery at Scone Palace.

© Scone Palace

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